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Beckmead Guest House

  • 5 Park Avenue
  • Windermere
  • Cumbria
  • LA23 2AR


  • Historic Romantic
  • Weekend Breaks

At a Glance

  • Double & twin en-suite rooms
  • Windermere centre 5 min walk 
  • Full English Breakfast
  • Windermere in Bloom winner 
  • Single occupancy welcome
  • Short stroll from the Lake 

About Beckmead Guest House

Family run Beckmead Guest House is just a 5 minute stroll from Windermere village centre, and is within easy reach of the lake and bustling Bowness.  A 'Windermere in Bloom' award-winner, our guest house is the perfect central base for exploring the National Park. Boat trips on Lake Windermere, The World of Beatrix Potter attraction and the historic homes of William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin are within easy reach.

A traditional full Cumbrian breakfast featuring tasty Cumberland sausage is included in your stay and we offer a choice of double and twin en-suite rooms.  Beckmead is non-smoking throughout for your comfort, and we have a wonderful small garden area with flowers and seating where guests are welcome to relax.


All our double and twin rooms include en-suite facilities and cosy central heating.  Each is furnished and presented to a high standard with a colour TV, hair dryers, complimentary toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities. Double and twin rooms are also available for single occupancy.


Breakfast is fully inclusive in booking, and served daily in the dining room from 8am to 9am.  Earlier breakfasts are available by prior arrangement.  Our breakfasts are extra special, guaranteed to set you up for a day of touring or activities.  Starter selection includes fresh yoghurts and fruit, a choice of cereals and juices, followed by a delicious traditional cooked breakfast with local Cumberland sausage, bacon, eggs and all the trimmings -  hashbrown, mushrooms and tomato.  Vegetarian and special diets are happily catered for - just ask if you have any special requirements. 

Around and About

  • Windermere village centre restaurants, independent shops, inns and the station are a 5 minute walk from the guest house.
  • Lake Windermere boat trips and attractions in Bowness including The World of Beatrix Potter are within walking distance.
  • Our central location in the heart of the Lakes puts us within easy reach of popular walks and cycling trails, Wordsworth historic homes at Grasmere and Ambleside, and Beatrix Potter Country just across Lake Windermere.
  • Attractions in the South Lakes including the Aquarium of the Lakes and the South Lakes Wildlife Park are a short drive away.


Exit the M6 at Junction 36 and continue along the A591 following signs for Windermere.  On arrival at Windermere take the left turn off the main road beside the large Tourist Information Centre.  Continue through the village, across a pelican crossing.  Take a second left turn onto Ellerthwaite Road, continue over a crossroads onto Park Avenue. You've arrived, and you will see Beckmead - the third house on the left. 

If you are arriving by train, we are only around a 5 minute walk from Windermere Station - please follow directions as above from the Tourist Information Centre.  Alternatively pick up a quick bus or taxi ride to the guest house from the centre. We look forward to welcoming you to the heart of the Lakes.



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